Larry Brinker Jr.

Member Since 2022

Larry Brinker Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer


Detroit Area

Larry Brinker Jr. is an award-winning entrepreneur, impact investor, and mentor. He serves as Chief Executive Officer of Brinker, a group of family-owned and operated commercial construction service companies responsible for over $4 billion in construction projects, which plays a critical role in the transformation and revitalization of Detroit. Recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business 40 Under 40 and Detroit Business Magazine’s 30 In Their 30’s, Brinker Jr.’s success has earned him the Next Generation Entrepreneur Award from the National Business League in 2017, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2018, and a subsequent position as a national judge for the annual award. He received the University of Michigan Alumni Merit Award in 2022. In addition to his leadership in the construction services industry, Brinker Jr. is a mission-driven investor aspiring to impact the community through entrepreneurial development programs, philanthropy, and technology. In 2021 he co-founded Capsa Money, Inc., a banking model providing the underbanked with better access to essential financial services. He is also an early investor in the Air Company, a carbon technology company combating climate change by transforming CO2 emissions into products like sanitizers, vodka, fragrances, and jet fuel. On the philanthropic side, Brinker Jr. has established multiple scholarships, including a COVID-19 Legacy Survivor Scholarship fund.


  • Leadership
  • Investment Stategy
  • Community Building


April 24th, 2023

Business leaders share 13 tips to create a high-performing team

Implementing these tips can help you ensure both company and employee success.

April 11th, 2023

Creating a culture of mentorship: Why business leaders shouldn't believe in “bootstrapping” myths

When provided with a little leverage, determined people are often able to pull themselves up the rest of the way. 

March 29th, 2023

14 ways to engage customers at a pop-up shop or kiosk

Strike up a conversation that builds consumer trust about what your company stands for before you start pitching your product or service.

March 6th, 2023

13 ways to support your team during a season of business cutbacks

There's an upside to a downsize. Here's how company leaders can make a difference and maintain their staff's trust.



Brinker Group is made up of L.S. Brinker, Brinker Team Construction, City Carpet and Flooring, Universal Glass and Metals, and Edgewood Electric. All share the Brinker values of strong communication, unconditional support and strength of community. Five individual companies that together are uniquely positioned to offer more. With over 30 years of transforming our company and our home City of Detroit, we continue to grow our capabilities and pave the way for smaller diverse companies to stand on their own. From developing the downtown and designing urban areas, to constructing new spaces and renovating historical buildings, we’re able to take on projects of all scopes and complexities and we’ve had great results.


  • Construction
  • Communities
  • Industrial


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